[ chil-der-muhs ]
/ ˈtʃɪl dər məs /
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noun Chiefly British.
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How to use Childermas in a sentence
No, child; if it please God, you shall not begin upon Childermas-day; tell your writing-master that Friday will be soon enough.Essays and Tales|Joseph Addison
See thou fall not hastily into the like offence, else shalt thou smart from Childermas to All-hallowtide.
On the eve of Innocents day (Dec. 28th), the priests gave way to the choir boys, the children, for the celebration of Childermas.
A central feature of the celebration was a pompous church procession following vespers on Childermas eve.
On Childermas day (the 28th of August) the license of the English visitors had grown to such a height, that it was.The Boke of Noblesse|Unknown
British Dictionary definitions for Childermas
/ (ˈtʃɪldəˌmæs) /
archaic Holy Innocents Day, Dec 28
Word Origin for childermas
Old English cylda-mæsse, from cildra, genitive plural of child, + mæsse Mass
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